Writing Progress May 4–10, 2020

daily writing progress

May 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 164,385
  • Today’s word count: 573
  • Thoughts: Woohoo! Today was so much better than the last few days writing-wise. Things just clicked. It’s more magic than science. I wish I could figure out a formula I could follow to create a good writing day whenever I wanted. Maybe that’s too easy and writing needs to be more than a little bit magical.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s see if I can capture a bit more of that writing magic. I don’t know if it will work, but it definitely won’t if I don’t try. I’m excited to make more progress!

May 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 164,645
  • Today’s word count: 260
  • Thoughts: I was so sleepy today! I wanted to nap a lot more than I wanted to write. I thought I was going to fall asleep really early and hardly get any writing at all done at one point. Then I just sort of woke up and managed to write a bit. Honestly, I probably spent too much time picking at the part of the story I’m writing and fiddling with settings in Scrivener, but I got something done so I’m okay.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Be less sleepy! I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep so I can concentrate on what needs to be done.

May 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 164,861
  • Today’s word count: 216
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m starting to fall into a writing routine again. That’s good! I just wish that my routine involved a few hundred more words a day. I guess I can still try to reach for it, but I also want to be in a place where I can be satisfied with what I am doing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more than today! It shouldn’t be too hard, but I have a feeling it won’t be easy either. I’m falling into a 200-ish word rut. I can feel it.

May 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 165,172
  • Today’s word count: 311
  • Thoughts: I pushed myself a bit today and I managed to write a bit more than yesterday. It kept me from falling into a rut that I was afraid was just around the corner. Maybe I can keep moving forward and get into a better, more productive routine in the future?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh Friday. It’s going to be a little different from usual, but I still have errands to run so I don’t know what will happen with my writing. I’m hoping I’ll managed to have a productive day.

May 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 165,296
  • Today’s word count: 128
  • Thoughts: Today was a huge mess. I don’t know how I wrote anything at all. I ended up with a migraine which led to a completely wrecked sleep schedule. I was certain today would be a complete loss, but I managed to write without even thinking about doing it. That’s always a nice surprise. Sometimes forming a habit pays off.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully the migraine will pass and I can get back to work. I’m going to sleep a lot so that should help.

May 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 165,350
  • Today’s word count: 54
  • Thoughts: My word count doesn’t look good, but I’m happy I wrote at all. The migraine was still there when I got up in the morning (afternoon). I thought I was going to have to call the whole day a bust. Somehow I managed to get some things done. Most of it was away from my computer. Screens were not my friend today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write more. It’s gonna happen. I’m getting past this migraine and getting back to work. I need to write.

May 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 165,831
  • Today’s word count: 481
  • Thoughts: Wow! I had a good writing day today. It was unexpected. My sleep routine is wrecked. I thought I’d be drained of all creativity and motivation, but it just wasn’t the case today. I hope this is the start of a new pattern!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to write more. After today I’m feeling so good about The Dreams. If I can keep the momentum going I’m going to be in such a good place with my writing. I’m on my way to the place I want to be.

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